A Case of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Associated with Horseshoe Kidney

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mie Heart Center, Mie, Japan)

Yoshiyuki Nishimura Toshiharu Ishii Yasuhide Ookawa
We describe the case of an 80-year-old man who underwent surgical repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm with horseshoe kidney. We performed open surgery by a transperitoneal approach via a standard median laparotomy, and noted that the right accessory renal artery had 1 branch and the left accessory renal artery had 2. We safely dissected these arteries using a Harmonic scalpel. The aneurysm was successfully replaced using a Dacron straight graft, and all renal arteries were preserved. Renal infarction and renal dysfunction did not occur during the uneventful postoperative course.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 40:155-158(2011)

Keywords:horseshoe kidney, abdominal aortic aneurysm, harmonic scalpel